Dr. Crystal Ennis

Oman Research Fellow

Forschungsprojekt:  “Toward a Critical Reading of Omani Labour History”, funded by the Oman Studies Centre.

Crystal A. Ennis is a scholar of global political economy and university lecturer at Leiden University. She is also vice president of the Association for Gulf and Arabian Peninsula Studies (AGAPS). Her research examines labour in Oman and the Gulf, global migration governance, migration between South / South East and West Asia, and the political economy of oil dependency. Crystal is co-editor of The South Asia to Gulf Migration Governance Complex (Bristol University Press, 2022). Her articles have appeared in New Political EconomyGlobal Social PolicyThird World QuarterlyInternational Journal of Middle East Studies, and Cambridge Review of International Affairs, among others. She is currently completing a monograph entitled Millennial Dreams in Oil Economies: the global political economy of work in Oman. In autumn 2021, she is a visiting research fellow at ZMO, sponsored by Dr. Joachim Düster on behalf of the Oman Studies Centre, an independent institution founded in 1975 with the objective to promote, support and coordinate research on Oman.